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In brief: Bryce Cavanagh Munster's new strength and conditioning coach

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Published 12/05/2011 | 05:00

Munster's preparations for next season are already well under way with the news that Bryce Cavanagh will take over as strength and conditioning coach.

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The Australian native, who should be officially confirmed next month, joins the province from AFL outfit Sydney Swans, where he held a similar role. He will replace Paul Darbyshire.

Meanwhile, Sebastien Chabal, Yannick Jauzion and Clement Poitrenaud were all left out of France's provisional 32-man World Cup squad.

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Ken Egan was beaten 15-12 by German light-heavyweight Tyron Zeuge as Germany edged out Ireland 5-4 in a round robin in Cottbuss, Germany, last night.

Michael McDonagh beat Tom Tran 5-0, but Tyrone McCullagh, Mike McDonagh and 2008 World Youth champ Ray Moylette lost out.

Willie McLaughlin, Darren O'Neill and Con Sheehan recorded victories to leave the tie it at 4-4, but Eric Pfiefer beat Cathal McMonagle to secure a 5-4 win.

The Irish squad are taking part in a round robin with two Germany squads and Britain. Ireland meet Germany again on Friday and Britain on Sunday.

Meanwhile, John Stokes and David Kennedy secured at least a bronze medal each at the President's Cup in Baku, Azerbaijain, with quarter-final wins yesterday.

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